Operations Research Approaches to Asset Management in Freight Rail

Michael F. Gorman, Steven Harrod

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    This article describes operations research methodologies as they apply to asset management in freight rail. We describe state-of-the-art methods for locomotive, crew, railcar, line and yard planning and management. We conclude with emerging areas of research in rail.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
    Publication date2011
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Freight rail asset management
    • Locomotive consist planning
    • Crew scheduling
    • Railcar distribution
    • Yard planning
    • Line planning


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